Here you will find item records with full-text slides of session and poster presentations given at past Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) nursing research events, congresses and biennial conventions. You will also find collections of research studies funded by the Sigma Foundation, Sigma-published materials, and selected Sigma-related videos.

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  • Working as a school nurse during the COVID-19 global pandemic 

    Christensen, Katie; Voss, Michele (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2021-09-28)
    In this webinar, two school nurses discuss the major lessons learned from the challenges of managing the COVID-19 pandemic in school nursing during the 2020-2021 school year. They describe the positive takeaways and identify ...
  • NCLEX test taking strategies and practice questions [September 2021 Installment] 

    Marshall, Lois Sarah (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2021-09-16)
    This webinar will focus on content that has the highest percentage chance of showing up on your examination. NCLEX expert Dr. Lois Marshall will discuss the use of her unique strategies of "Linking" and "Conceptualization" ...
  • Nurses' lived experience of caring for COVID-19 

    Prue-Owens, Kathy; Sublett, Karen; Wild, Kelly; Asakura, Yuki; Justus, Dana (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2021-09-22)
    A group of Colorado Nursing Professionals united to conduct a phenomenological descriptive qualitative study that describes the lived experiences of Nurses who cared/prepared to care for COVID-19 patients. Specifically, ...
  • Session 3: Nurse Leaders Virtual Summit September 2021 

    Kelly, Michelle; Hayden, Alexis; Smith, Jaclyn; Clarissa, Catherine; Dominguez, Karen; Ocho, Oscar
    The purpose of the Nurse Leader Virtual Summit is to provide an avenue for nurse leaders from various Sigma Academies and Nightingale Challenge to disseminate their leadership journey. This session features Michelle Kelly, ...
  • Session 2: Nurse Leaders Virtual Summit September 2021 

    Bradley, Kathleen; Tenaglia, Holly; Jedwab, Rebecca; O'Grodnick, Madison; Duarte, Fausto; Brissenden, Simonne
    The purpose of the Nurse Leader Virtual Summit is to provide an avenue for nurse leaders from various Sigma Academies and Nightingale Challenge to disseminate their leadership journey. This session features Kathleen ...
  • Session 1: Nurse Leaders Virtual Summit September 2021 

    Mousa, Dania Itani; Cellucci, Cristina; Tariga, Jose Arnold; Burdick, Kailee; Stallings, Devita; Beck, Julie
    The purpose of the Nurse Leader Virtual Summit is to provide an avenue for nurse leaders from various Sigma Academies and Nightingale Challenge to disseminate their leadership journey. This session features Dania Itani ...
  • Nursing students’ views regarding the use of virtual reality: A qualitative exploration 

    Saab, Mohamad M.; Landers, Margaret; Murphy, David; Hegarty, Josephine
    Background: The popularity and use of virtual reality in healthcare delivery and nursing education is on the rise. Yet, the views of future nurses regarding this technology remain underexplored. This qualitative study ...
  • The future of nursing 2020-2030: Charting a path to achieve health equity 

    Hassmiller, Susan B. (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2021-09-14)
    The National Academy of Medicine report, The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity, challenges nursing leaders and other stakeholders both within and outside of health care to prioritize ...
  • 20 Tips and tricks for early career nurses: Part 3 

    Domínguez-Cancino, Karen; Kwan, Rick; Powell, Steven (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2021-09-01)
    It is normal to be nervous, excited, and maybe even a little frightened in the first few years of your new nursing profession. This webinar will provide you with at least 20 tips or tricks that every early career nurse ...
  • It's ok to not be ok: Mental health is health! 

    Fung, Sara; Varley, Amie (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2021-08-31)
    Almost 17 months into the pandemic, our mental health is not getting better. Throughout COVID-19, nurses have been there for patients’ best days, worst days and all the days in-between. Who will be there for us? How do we ...
  • Career repository: Developing a professional portfolio 

    Howard, Matthew S.; Marshall, Lois S. (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2021-08-26)
    Nurses recognize the importance of developing and maintaining documentation in the clinical and academic arena; however, we often fail to keep such important documentation about our own professional accomplishments. In ...
  • Keeping self-care relevant: Creative work-life integration for early career nurses 

    Cunningham, Tim; Fontaine, Dorrie K.; May, Natalie (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2021-08-25)
    New nurses are most vulnerable to burnout during their first three years of practice. In this webinar, the authors of Self-Care for New and Student Nurses will focus on keeping self-care relevant to the needs of early ...
  • Exploration of RN to BSN students intent for faculty role 

    VanRiel, Yolanda M.; Gazza, Elizabeth A.; Phillips, Beth Cusatis
    Aim: The aim of this qualitative study was to explore the factors that RN to BSN students’ intent to become nursing faculty. Background: The nursing faculty shortage is predicted to worsen as faculty members reach ...
  • The influence of caregivers’ gender attitudes on adolescents’ health and well-being in the Democratic Republic of Congo 

    Corley, Andrew G.
    Introduction: Adolescence is a developmentally important phase in one’s life. However, restrictive gender attitudes that gain increased importance during adolescence prevent many from reaching their health and development ...
  • Determining the influence of parent mental health on two-generation outcomes in families with children in residential treatment 

    Herbell, Kayla
    Adolescents with mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders discharged from residential treatment (RT) experience severe, life-altering psychosocial outcomes that may be ameliorated by addressing positive parenting ...
  • NCLEX-RN® myths vs reality what you need to know [August 2021 Supplemental Installment] 

    Marshall, Lois Sarah (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2021-08-18)
    For new graduates preparing for the NCLEX-RN, there are myths and rumors about the examination that can cause them to question themselves and their abilities. This presentation will focus on the actual REALITY of the ...
  • Offering a path to success for everyone: Creating an inclusive environment in nursing education 

    Cavallo, Christie (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2021-08-19)
    Inclusion is the practice of providing equal access to opportunities and resources to those who might otherwise by excluded or marginalized. Students in our nursing education classrooms are in danger of being excluded due ...
  • Exploration of competence in new graduate nurses 

    Van Horn, Elizabeth; Lewallen, Lynne
    The primary goal of nursing education programs is to graduate competent novices who are ready to begin their nursing careers. To achieve this goal, it is necessary to know how the employers of new graduates define competence. ...
  • Polygenic risk score distributions suggest that treatment resistance in schizophrenia is unlikely to be driven by schizophrenia associated common variations 

    Xavier, Rose Mary; Britt, Brian M.; Farrell, Martilias; Harner, Matthew K.; Deittrich, Tyler E.; Filmyer, Dawn M.; Bruno, Lisa M.; Bur, Raquel E.; Almasy, Laura; Sullivan, Patrick F.; Josiassen, Richard
    This work will extend the current approach in the field and has the potential to decode the etiopathogenesis of schizophrenia by focusing on symptom domains which not only have important and direct clinical outcomes but ...
  • NCLEX test taking strategies and practice questions [August 2021 Installment] 

    Marshall, Lois Sarah (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2021-08-12)
    The videos in this series may be viewed in any order. Dr. Marshall gives an overview and then adds unique content to each presentation. This webinar will focus on content that has the highest percentage chance of showing ...

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